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H160

H160

Breakthrough design for game-changing value

The H160 opens a new chapter in the history of Airbus. Joining the helicopter product range between the H145 and the H175, this innovative medium helicopter becomes the first member of the H generation. The entire design was based on one overriding goal: to create added value for customers in terms of performance, economic competitiveness, safety and comfort. Both cleaner and quieter, the H160 takes a step forward in respect for the environment.  The H160 was unveiled at the Heli-Expo trade show in March 2015.


Mission ready

Configurations being developed include offshore transportation, business and private aviation, public services, and commercial passenger transport.

Photos & videos

A350 XWB A400M H160 Family Flight 1      
A350 XWB A400M H160 Family Flight 1
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16 December 2017

A350 XWB A400M H160 Family Flight 1

The three Airbus aircraft product lines are represented in this formation flight: the H160 medium-weight helicopter, the A400M strategic military airlifter and the A350 XWB passenger jetliner

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H160’s third prototype gets its carbon design livery      
H160’s third prototype gets its carbon design livery
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12 December 2017

H160’s third prototype gets its carbon design livery

The third H160 prototype has received a fresh coat of paint and now features a striking “carbon” livery designed as a nod to the Airbus A350 XWB MSN2 flight-test aircraft.

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H160 third prototype      
H160 third prototype
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13 October 2017

H160 third prototype

The third H160 prototype (PT3) performed its maiden flight at the company’s headquarters this afternoon. PT3, with its cabin interior configuration similar to that of a serial aircraft, will contribute to certification activities and flight testing to ensure the aircraft’s level of maturity ahead of entry into service in 2019.

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Airbus Helicopters spotlights latest rotorcraft technologies at Rotorcraft Asia      
Airbus Helicopters spotlights latest rotorcraft technologies at Rotorcraft Asia
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11 April 2017

Airbus Helicopters spotlights latest rotorcraft technologies at Rotorcraft Asia

Taking centre stage as the largest exhibitor at this regional event, Airbus Helicopters’ showcase includes an impressive life-size static display of its new-generation medium-lift H160, making its maiden appearance in Southeast Asia.

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H160 helicopter      
H160 helicopter
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21 March 2017

H160 helicopter

This innovative medium helicopter becomes the first member of the H generation.

Airbus Helicopters showcases H135 Helionix at Heli-Expo alongside the ever popular H145 and H130      
Airbus Helicopters showcases H135 Helionix at Heli-Expo alongside the ever popular H145 and H130
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01 March 2017

Airbus Helicopters showcases H135 Helionix at Heli-Expo alongside the ever popular H145 and H130

Airbus Helicopters highlights its wide range of products and services at the 2017 Heli-Expo, 7- 9 March at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX.

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H160(c)J.Deulin      
H160(c)J.Deulin
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09 January 2017

H160(c)J.Deulin

The industrial process to build the H160 is also very innovative and allows Airbus Helicopters to reduce cycles and costs.

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H160 demonstrates next-generation passenger experience in flight tests      
H160 demonstrates next-generation passenger experience in flight tests
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28 July 2016

H160 demonstrates next-generation passenger experience in flight tests

During its ongoing flight-test campaign, carried out with two prototypes in the company’s main site in Marignane, France, the H160 has demonstrated exceptionally low vibration levels along with remarkable aircraft stability levels, setting new benchmarks in the field.

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H160 demonstrates next-generation passenger experience in flight tests      
H160 demonstrates next-generation passenger experience in flight tests
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28 July 2016

H160 demonstrates next-generation passenger experience in flight tests

During its ongoing flight-test campaign, carried out with two prototypes in the company’s main site in Marignane, France, the H160 has demonstrated exceptionally low vibration levels along with remarkable aircraft stability levels, setting new benchmarks in the field.

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Falcon Aviation signs Letter of Intent for the VIP version of the H160      
Falcon Aviation signs Letter of Intent for the VIP version of the H160
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25 May 2016

Falcon Aviation signs Letter of Intent for the VIP version of the H160

Airbus Helicopters and Falcon Aviation have signed a letter of intent for a VIP version of the H160 in a private ceremony today at Ebace.

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Airbus Helicopters introduces the H160 VIP version at EBACE      
Airbus Helicopters introduces the H160 VIP version at EBACE
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24 May 2016

Airbus Helicopters introduces the H160 VIP version at EBACE

Airbus Helicopters presented an exclusive first glimpse of the H160 VIP version at the 2016 EBACE meeting in Geneva.

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Airbus Helicopters introduces the H160 VIP version at EBACE      
Airbus Helicopters introduces the H160 VIP version at EBACE
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24 May 2016

Airbus Helicopters introduces the H160 VIP version at EBACE

Customers had the opportunity to experience some of its features like its exclusive cabin interior, electrical footstep and hinged doors thanks to a virtual reality immersion tool.

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H160 ready to take on the market at Heli-Expo      
H160 ready to take on the market at Heli-Expo
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01 March 2016

H160 ready to take on the market at Heli-Expo

At this year’s Heli-Expo, Airbus Helicopters is showing the H160 in a digital format, highlighting its inherent multi-role capacities.

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Airbus Helicopters selects Thales and Helisim for its H160 full flight simulator deployment      
Airbus Helicopters selects Thales and Helisim for its H160 full flight simulator deployment
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10 February 2016

Airbus Helicopters selects Thales and Helisim for its H160 full flight simulator deployment

Airbus Helicopters has partnered with Thales and Helisim to develop and deploy the full flight simulator (FFS) for the H160. In line with the “born ready” strategy implemented by the H160. since the beginning of its development, the FFS will be available to support the H160’s entry into service.

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Falcon Aviation expands their commitment to the H160      
Falcon Aviation expands their commitment to the H160
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03 February 2016

Falcon Aviation expands their commitment to the H160

Falcon Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have signed a new MoU at the Dubai airshow expanding their commitment to the H160 adding three additional helicopters to the original Letter Of Intent (LOI) signed in May 2016.

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Falcon Aviation expands their commitment to the H160      
Falcon Aviation expands their commitment to the H160
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03 February 2016

Falcon Aviation expands their commitment to the H160

Falcon Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have signed a new MoU at the Dubai airshow expanding their commitment to the H160 adding three additional helicopters to the original Letter Of Intent (LOI) signed in May 2016.

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Airbus Helicopters’ second H160 prototype takes off      
Airbus Helicopters’ second H160 prototype takes off
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27 January 2016

Airbus Helicopters’ second H160 prototype takes off

The second prototype is the first H160 to fly with the Turbomeca Arrano engines. PT1 had accumulated more than 75 hours of flight testing by the end of 2015, allowing the aircraft to open the flight envelope and validating some of the helicopter’s excellent features and outstanding handling qualities right from the start.

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The variety and versatility of Airbus Helicopters’ range on display at Helitech 2017      
The variety and versatility of Airbus Helicopters’ range on display at Helitech 2017
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26 January 2016

The variety and versatility of Airbus Helicopters’ range on display at Helitech 2017

Airbus Helicopters is gearing up for an extensive presence at this year’s Helitech International air show, which will take place from 3-5 October at ExCeL London.

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H160      
H160
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26 January 2016

H160

Both cleaner and quieter, the H160 takes a step forward in respect for the environment.

H160      
H160
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22 January 2016

H160

Both cleaner and quieter, the H160 takes a step forward in respect for the environment.

Airbus Family Flight        
 
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09 June 2017

Airbus Family Flight

In a ground-breaking first, Airbus flies its A350 XWB, A400M, Eurofighter Typhoon and H160 together in a one-of-a-kind performance. This aeronautical achievement symbolizes the new united Airbus family. More than ever, we make it fly.

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Building Blocks H160        
 
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07 June 2017

Building Blocks H160

The H160 leads the way in the industrial transformation at Airbus Helicopters

H160 Double Take        
 
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31 March 2017

H160 Double Take

With two prototypes flying, the H160 is ready to take on the market in 2016. This 5.5-6 tonne class rotorcraft’s nose-to-tail breakthroughs in design and systems put customer value, satisfaction and operational safety first. It has been designed to suit a wide variety of uses, including oil and gas operations, public services, air medical and coast guard duties along with commercial transport, private and business aviation. <br /> <br />Director : Yankel Murciano <br />Post-Production : Thomas Larocca and Loïc Parent (BAND ORIGINALE) <br />Aerial Shooting : Mikko Paillot and Thibault Teychené (HORUS AERIAL) | Jacques Ripert (HELITEC) <br />Original Soundtrack : Samuel Lévy (NOISE PICTURE) <br /> <br />© PRODUCTIONS AUTREMENT DIT - AIRBUS HELICOPTERS | February 2016

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Airbus Helicopters’ second H160 prototype takes off        
 
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27 January 2016

Airbus Helicopters’ second H160 prototype takes off

The H160’s second prototype took off in Marignane, kicking off a busy 2016 for the H160 as it pursues its flight test program with two prototypes. <br />The second prototype is the first H160 to fly with the Turbomeca Arrano engines. PT1 had accumulated more than 75 hours of flight testing by the end of 2015, allowing the aircraft to open the flight envelope and validating some of the helicopter’s excellent features and outstanding handling qualities right from the start.

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H160 - Celebration        
 
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09 July 2015

H160 - Celebration

Airbus Helicopters employees came together to watch the first presentation flight of the H160 to staff on the runway in Marignane, France <br /> <br />Guillaume Faury highlighted the helicopter’s charismatic appeal and its remarkable attributes. <br />“The H160 is the fruit of a tremendous team effort, which already puts it in a good position to become the reference in its market segment.” <br />Pilot Olivier Gensse and the program’s manager, Bernard Fujarski, shared the warm thanks expressed by Guillaume Faury to all teams which contributed to the birth of this first H generation helicopter.

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H160 Flight Test campaign launched        
 
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18 June 2015

H160 Flight Test campaign launched

The flight test campaign has now been launched and the next flights will begin to open the flight envelope progressively. The aircraft already reached 130kts during the second flight

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Final countdown to the 2015 Paris Air Show        
 
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14 June 2015

Final countdown to the 2015 Paris Air Show

The world's largest aeronautical event is about to take off. Airbus Helicopters' air show team previews some of the action to come on the rotorcraft side of this biannual event. <br /> <br />On the static display visit the H225M and the H135, plus full-scale mockups of our newest aircraft: the H145M and the H160, whose innovative Blue Edge blades are also on display at the CORAC (Civil Aviation Research Council) tent nearby. <br /> <br />Learn more about how blades in general are constructed at the Avion des Métiers exhibit, and then check out the X3 high-speed helicopter demonstrator next door at France's National Air and Space Museum. Finally stop by Clean Sky to see a mock-up of a High Compression Engine.

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Testing technological innovations on the H160        
 
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01 June 2015

Testing technological innovations on the H160

Testing technological innovations on the H160 <br /> <br />Airbus Helicopters flight test pilot Olivier Gensse takes us behind the scenes of the preliminary testing phase of the new H160 helicopter, in which innovations such as the blue edge blades, the horizontal stabilizer and the canted Fenestron were tested on an H155 demonstrator before launching full-scale development of the H160

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H160: everything you need to know        
 
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25 March 2015

H160: everything you need to know

H160 news

H160’s third prototype gets its carbon design livery

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Falcon Aviation expands its commitment to the H160

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Third H160 prototype joins the flight test campaign

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Video: The H160 leads the way in the industrial transformation at Airbus Helicopters

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Airbus Helicopters spotlights latest rotorcraft technologies at Rotorcraft Asia

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Airbus Helicopters showcases H135 Helionix at Heli-Expo alongside the ever popular H145 and H130

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